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Govt to provide 5 kg grains, 1 kg pulses for free over next 3 months: Sitharaman

One India | 26/03/2020 03:51 PM | Click to read full article

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced distribution of 5 kg of wheat or rice and one kg of preferred pulses free-of-cost every month over the next three months to 80 crore poor across the country to deal with the economic impact of the lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. As many of 20.5 crore women Jan Dhan Account holders will get Rs 500 per month for next three months to run their households. The minister said the government will front-load Rs 2,000 payment to farmers in the first week of April.

 

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